Save Our Rice Campaign (SOR)

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  • Begun in 2006, this is among the oldest campaign across the three southern rice-growing states. Today it has helped conserve more than 800 varieties of paddy seeds.
  • Many local networks and farmer groups have taken up paddy seed conservation and increased the number of traditional varieties that are not only being conserved in-situ but also being introduced into the food chain. SOR runs a Nel Thiruvizha in Tamil Nadu in May every year and in November, the famous rice diversity block maintained in Wayanad has become a destination for rice and seed lovers.